There isn't much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed
With a little girl, and by my spouse
I only want a proper house

I don't care for fancy things
Or to take part in the freshest wave
But to provide, for one who asks,
I will, with heart, on my father's grave

I don't mean
To seem like I care about material things
Like our social stats
I just want
Four walls and adobe slats
For my girls


Lyrics submitted by kstemz, edited by Smxxch, Mellow_Harsher, tuesdaymush

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  • +23
    General CommentThere isn't much that I feel I need
    A solid soul and the blood I bleed
    With a little girl, and by my spouse
    I only want a proper house

    I don't care for fancy things
    Or to take part in the vicious race
    But to provide, for one who asks,
    I will, with heart, on my father's grave

    I don't mean
    To seem like I care about material things
    Like our social stats
    I just want
    Four walls and adobe slats
    For my girls
    OliMCFCon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General Commentbeautiful. i love how they're writing more about family and home now that they've got them. it shows such maturity and grace without ever once taking away from animal collective's essence. i fucking love them.
    dynagirlon January 08, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commenttranscendent...
    colintroyon December 10, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentpretty obvious that it's about what panda bear or whoever wrote it wants in life. a small family, and a good house for his wife and daughter to live in.

    the chorus is amazing. so is the rest of the song.
    TehMadCowon December 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentavay and panda have obviously matured alot
    i absolutely love aveys vocals in the backround
    and then the part after "adobe slabs for my girls" where you hear b'DUM DUM OWWW!!!! just gives me the chills (:
    Str4yDogStruton January 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwith so many other AC songs spewing absurd groupings of words, this is one that actually comes off blunt and direct in every way. With the group now growing and starting families, this tune is a reflection on domesticated lifestyle that's to come, and the minimal requirements they aspire to have: contentment with self, wife and children that live well and happy, and a place to rest bones at the end of the day. nothing extravagant or sublime, just the standard house-that-can-be-called-a-home type of deal. Adobe is one of the more basic substances used to build houses and has been around for thousands of years, so it seems like what's going on inside the house is more important thn its actual appearance.

    the one line of note I find interesting is that they refer to their social status as a "material thing." maybe that classification goes beyond the average definition of material, as if social status is a reflection of the material things they may have, and therefore is of no importance. either way, a gem of many sorts and one of the stronger numbers on Merriweather.
    RyderOnTheStormon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe first line of the final verse is "I don't need to seem like I care about material things, like a social stance". Trust me, I've just scrutinised the lyrics through my very expensive headphones! :)

    It's a simple commentary about the way a lot of people pin a lot of importance on getting the latest gadgets, the shiniest new car etc. People treat getting into the latest gear as a 'social stance'. He's saying all that's important to him is that he has a home with his family.
    armchair philosopheron January 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love Merriweather Post Pavilion so much. Such a masterful piece of work.
    DrakelikesNachoson September 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thought he was saying a "silent soul"...like, he was at peace or something.
    YouKnowStuffon December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsmoking a dube and listening to this song is like you want to hug the whole world.
    weirdappleon January 26, 2009   Link

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